President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union speech was great. Definitely at least as great as last year’s. And maybe even equally as great as the one the year before that. Just great stuff.
Of course, in the age of the Internet and short attention spans, the president and his speech are only half of the focus of the SOTU broadcast. Our attention — and more importantly the attention of quick-witted meme makers on Twitter — now spreads to the noble guests and members of Congress in attendance for the event. Senators, presidential candidates, even the distinguished VP and speaker of the House — if you wind up on camera, you’re not safe from becoming the butt of an Internet meme.
So here we present some of the best memes posted during the 2016 State of the Union, with apologies in particular to Paul D. Ryan.
— Juan Hustle (@JuanHustle)January 13, 2016
— The Interim (@85thLegislature)January 13, 2016
— CLT (@CLT_Reb)January 13, 2016
— Romeel Adde (@Romeel_7_Trap)January 13, 2016
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella)January 13, 2016
— Ira Madison III (@ira)January 13, 2016
— ATTN: (@attn)January 13, 2016
When you tap someone on the shoulder and they fall for it and then they turn the other way and realize it was you pic.twitter.com/komUGPOEa9— Riley Roberson (@rileysroberson)January 13, 2016
— Anna Swartz (@Anna_Snackz)January 13, 2016
when you thought the dress code was casual and you show up to see everyone’s wearing a suit pic.twitter.com/jWw3obTYEC— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono)January 13, 2016
When you just wanna go home but you realize you’re probably gonna have to do a photo op with Kim Davis after this pic.twitter.com/1I7TxEwxhR— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster)January 13, 2016
— Eduardo Samaniego (@Ed_Samaniego)January 13, 2016
When your card get declined on a date pic.twitter.com/fUFPF0fCUr— Lamborghini Lawry (@LawryHudson)January 13, 2016
— jamalbryant (@jamalhbryant)January 13, 2016
When you step in a wet spot in your socks pic.twitter.com/KJjNpTRU80— Rocky Maivia (@AJFrancis410)January 13, 2016
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